Updated: Apr 10
If you want to learn Tarot then you have to wait until someone gifts you a deck. If you purchase it yourself you will have bad luck! Ha! That is not true. Have you ever heard something like that before? I purchased my own deck and later heard about how it was bad luck but I don't believe in superstitions. I had a strong urge to have a Tarot Deck and learn what it was all about and everything has turned out just fine.
Now if you have been thinking about a deck, get one. I suggest you start off with a Rider Waite Deck because it is the one most commonly referenced in books and on websites when looking up meanings and many decks use a lot of the same symbolism of the 1910 publication.
To get started I suggest you:
Get a tarot deck
Get a journal
Schedule time to work with the deck for about 5-15 minutes every day (first thing in the morning worked well for me)
Pick a card (random or in order) and journal first thing that comes to mind
Look up meaning, write down what resonates
Consider the card through out the day
Here are some of my favorite self study resources:
LearnTarot.com It's free! It lists descriptions of all the cards and includes a free course to get you started.
The Fools Dog tarot Apps for both iPhone and Android. If you want to have tarot on your phone. These are the best apps out there. The best part is you get the whole deck and book for easy and quick reference for about $3.99. If you are not ready to make a financial commitment commitment download the Tarot Sampler otherwise I suggest you start with The Classic 1910 Tarot.
The Tarot Lady Theresa Reed has a ton of information on her website and she does daily Tarot, Transits and Tangents Live videos on Instagram, she has two podcasts, and she is the author of multiple books, including Tarot No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading, and so much more!
These are my Favorite decks: